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2013 Gran Caribe Real/ Royal Cancun Brides

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#161 Alicia415

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    Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:46 AM

    I am estimated having about 70 ppl and it isn't a problem to accommodate that size group. Different areas can cold different number of people but I know the albatros terrace hold hold up to 150 and the ballrooms could hold a lot as well. SO the venues are def not an issue size wise. I am having a catholic ceremony so we purchased the royal catholic package, but I don't see why you would have to go with the ultimate luxury.

    #162 Emily11386

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      Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

      Hey ladies, I was wondering what everyone else has gotten done so far. I feel like I should be doing more. So far I have: ordered my dress, booked the ceremony/reception spaces, chose food, booked our rooms, booked our airfare, booked the DJ, booked the photographer, sent save the dates, purchased our invites (plan to send them out in the next couple weeks), started a group block of rooms, made a wedding web page, started looking for bridesmaids dresses, bought wedding jewelry, and in the processes of choosing flowers. I think that's it, but i could be forgetting something. I just feel like we are getting closer (just under 6 months now) and that I should be doing more, or that there should be more that needs to be done!
      May 10, 2013 at The Gran Caribe Real/ Royal Cancun
      33 adults (including bride & groom) and 3 kids booked!

      #163 txbrideinmexico

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        Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:34 AM

        You're way ahead of me Emily, and my date is May 27!


        I think for trying to plan a wedding in 7 months I'm doing well though. I have: purchased save the dates (going out as soon as they arrive this week), reserved block of rooms (via my agent), reserved our airfare and hotel, reserved the chapel and reception site, taken engagement photos, made a website. We've also got the ball rolling on our marriage requirements for the church (catholic ceremony).


        Next on the list is find a photographer, dress shop, make invitiations, and figure out our wedding party. But I agree there is SO MUCH TO DO and not enough time to do it in!

        #164 Catish11

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          Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:38 AM

          Wow you're doing great Emily!! I'm less then 4 months away n freaking outttt b/c I still have so much more to do!! I've done all that plus we still have to go pick out my fiance's suit, the guy's outfits, have to get my MOH another dress since she's now pregnant n will be showing by then UGH!! Have to get my mother's dress, bridesmaids gifts, groomsmen gifts, finish purchasing items for the OOT bags, get my shoes and jewelry, and MOST IMPORTANTLY send in the letter for the chapel, which still waiting on our church to draft it up SMH.Oh yea still have to purchase our favors, which we know what we're getting just have to get to store n get them, send list of songs to DJ, and decide on flowers and centerpieces, which btw is anyone making their own? I really m not thrrillled w/ the choices they have...i just wanted something simple w/ candles :(  Hope the stuff I have left to do helps you out a bit in regards to what you have left to do!! 

          #165 brianne799

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            Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

            i got married at the chapel in july so i can answer a few of your questions!


            if you have your reception on the beach, it is over at 9pm (they blame it on the turtles laying eggs...they actually released turtles that had just hatched into the ocean right next to my reception).  you can always move the party to the inside bar.  i had my reception at the beach at the royal though, and at 9pm all my guests from the caribe were sent back over to the caribe.  kind of rude i thought, but they made no exceptions.


            i loved having my reception on the beach. i would recommend it to all of you!  i had to have my cocktail hour in the ballroom at the royal because it had started raining and it was hot in there.  on the beach, i had the light up dance floor and they had lights in the sand and it was just beautiful and everyone kept saying how cool it was.  the backup plan was to have it in the ballroom at the royal.  i would highly suggest planning your reception at the royal.  the prices are the same for the wedding reception, the only difference is that you need to be spending your wedding night there in order for it to be scheduled there.  the alcohol is better at the royal, and the ballrooms are way nicer than the caribe.  it will cost you maybe $200 to upgrade your room for the night and by doing that your entire wedding will be upgraded.  your caribe guests will be allowed to the reception at the royal, but like i said, they will be asked to leave when it ends. 


            i was worried about the church rules as well.  my bridesmaids and i all wore strapless dresses, as well as many guests, and no one cared.  no need to bring shawls.


            i will attempt to link my facebook pics to this site for those of you who wanted to see how the chapel was decorated.  i paid $900 for them to decorate it like that but i think it was worth it.  you can get it cheaper from outside vendors but then have to set it up yourself.  dont worry too much about the centerpieces...nobody cared about them. 



            #166 Alicia415

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              Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:49 PM

              I also hate their flower choices for centerpieces. When I go down for the site visit I am going to bring pictures of what I actually want and see if they could make centerpieces more to our liking. I'm sure there will be an extra cost, but I want to see what they say. What are people doing for their favors? I have no clue what to do. Is anyone shipping things to the hotel in advance?

              #167 Catish11

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                Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:55 AM

                That's a good idea Alicia!! Please let me know what they say bout that also! :) If they're going to charge extra we're thinking of just hitting up the Walmart down the road and buying some vases throwing some gems in them and calling it a day. Really dont want to spend over $50 for centerpieces!! esp if people prob wont even be taking them home w/ them!! We're doing HOT SAUCE :D Going to Dollar Tree picking up some and packing them as beest we can...looking for labels (Ebay is usually good for that). I think it would go perfect w/ the Mexico theme. Def not shipping anything in advance, rather just check everything in and hope 4 the best, think less risk in them losing that stuff then shipping it over. When we went for site visit our wedding coordinator suggested we dont do that. What we're planning is to check just the hot sauces, and all other items we'll pack in our carryons..

                #168 Alicia415

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                  Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:07 AM

                  I will let you girls know what they say about the flowers! The hot sauce is a cute idea! I was concerned about packing liquid items going through customs because I was thinking of doing mini champagne bottles, but I guess we will try our best!

                  #169 Catish11

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                    Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:37 AM

                    THANKS :) ohh mini champagne is cute also!! yea i'm a bit concerned bout that 2, but think it has to be an immense amount of stuff for you to be bringing in for them to be questioning you bout it .... i would double check w/ airlines and maybe even wedding coordinator just to make sure ! 

                    #170 CindyG

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                      Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:38 PM

                      Kaitlyn, white is included for the chair cover and linen if you want colorr you can upgrade:)

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